What a year! And it is only October.
Despite everything I did manage to research a few campsites for my next walking book
Lydford Caravan and Camping Park. It was not on my list of campsites to visit as it was not next to a pub. I I decided to visit for my first outing after lockdown because it sounded well organized and up to speed with Covid compliance regulations. Also there was a pub just half a mile away in the village of Lydford. As stated in a previous blog, I had a lovely time.
Fox and Hounds Hotel Campsite.
Me at Widgery Cross
- This was just outside of the village of Lydford. It was on my list of campsites to visit for my next book. With no mention of Covid on the website and some poor reviews I did not feel confident staying here without a reconnoitre. This I did on one of the walks from Lydford Campsite. It past muster so I booked in for a several days. It was wonderful. A track led straight up onto Dartmoor.
- Runt in Tun. Campsite behind so named pub. (On my list).
Runt in Tun
A really wonderful site with fabulous walks in Sapperton Woods. Toilet and showers were poor; just portaloos. Pub was lovely. Unfortunately when I got home I was informed the campsite was going to close permanently. So I had to find another campsite in East Sussex. Very difficult. After very careful consideration I went to a campsite very close to Runt in Tun.
Horam Manor Country Park. This is situated on the outskirts of the village of Horam. It is part of the Country Park complex which also comprises workshops, fishing lake, nature trail and Bistro.
This is why I decided this campsite would be an interesting addition in the next book. Whilst staying there I discovered there is a pub just across the playing fields. Maybe Covid is responsible for its lack of appeal.
Red Shoot Camping Park.
I made on my previous visit. I think this is a lovely campsite.
A wonderful way to end 2020 camping outings.
With the probability of a second wave of Covid-19 during winter forcing us to stay indoors I have decided not to venture out again this year in my motorhome.
I hope 2021 will be a better year for us all.